Ilana Glazer, Eddie Izzard, Tracy Morgan and More to Lend Voices to Seuss Classic Green Eggs and Ham


Netflix is bringing the beloved Dr. Seuss class Green Eggs and Ham to live with a new animated series that will have some major voice talent and today the full roster was announced. Ellen Degeneres is producing the upcoming animated series which follows opposites “Guy I am” and “Sam I am” as they venture out on a road trip to save an endangered animal from a far off zoo. Along the way they learn to try new things like hope, friendship, and a certain delectable dish.

Netflix describes the upcoming series as a postmodern Planes, Trains and Automobiles through the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss. Sam rescues the rare Chickeraffe from the Glurfsburg Zoo, hides it in a briefcase, and attempts to make his way to Meepville where he can charter a cold air balloon to take the Chickeraffe to his island home. Guy just flopped his last big chance at being a world famous inventor for the industrial Snerz Co. He packs up his invention in a briefcase and resigns to give up on his dreams and become a paint watcher. A chance meeting at a diner with Sam, and a switch up with the briefcases results in these two unlikely souls getting mixed up on an adventure that takes them on a journey of self discovery. Our two mismatched heroes cross paths with overprotective Michellee, whose daughter, EB, desperately wants a pet, and falls madly in love with the Chickeraffe… despite her mother’s fears that it will eat off her face (it won’t). Michellee’s walled up heart also connects with the heart-hardened Guy. And a laborious love story begins. Our fakakta foursome are also unknowingly pursued by a bounty hunter goat, two bad guys, and a villain who’s out to get the Chickeraffee as his ultimate trophy.

Voice casts for major projects are always populated with comedy giants and Academy worthy performers and Netflix Presents: Green Eggs and Ham is no exception to that rule.

Guy (An amateur inventor turned professional paint-watcher looking for a warm bowl of oat mush, peace and quiet) and Sam (A wildlife rescuer who specializes in saving rare animals and savoring every bite of Green Eggs & Ham) will be played by Adam Devine and Michael Douglas. Ilana Glazer will voice EB, A curious, fun seeking girl who just wants to keep a dangerous wild animal as a pet. Diana Keaton plays her risk-averse mother. Tracy Morgan is on the roster playing a hungry fox. One of our favorite comedians to ever play an evil character, Eddie Izzard, will be playing a tiny evil corporate overlord for the adaptation. Jillian Bell, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Daveed Diggs are also on board.

The entire series will be hosted by a rhyming guide voiced by Keegan Michael Key

Debuting this fall on Netflix. Watch a teaser below.

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